I've been reading some Larry Correia lately, and while surfing his website looking for more info on the just released book (and the projected continuing books in his Monster Hunter series which is listed on Wikipedia) I cam across this post of his.
I think that maybe there's some Thermidor reaction gist to that post--maybe it goes a little too far into the opposite territory before swinging back to a balanced view. And yet, I find that I mostly agree with it too, and I've talked a bit about it as well. Literature sucks. Reading, on the other hand, is fun. I think it was Terry Pratchet who said--of one of his characters--that she hated Literature. She greatly preferred, instead, a good book.